Christmas Collages for Dear Friends

Tradition has it that a group of my hometown friends get together every Christmas holiday and exchange small gifts, many of them handmade. For the 2012 gathering, I decided to put together some holiday collages.

"Bling Donkey" for Mindy, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
“Bling Donkey” for Mindy, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

To make the collages, I selected Christmas tree ornaments from my childhood, traced them on a piece of paper with colored pencil, and then filled in the outlines with scraps of regular and handmade paper as well as stickers.

"Green Gingerbread Girl" for Pam, Collage by Catherine Raine 2012
“Green Gingerbread Girl” for Pam, Collage by Catherine Raine 2012

"Bling Stocking" for Carol, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

“Bling Stocking” for Carol, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

"Fancy Snow-woman" for Kristine, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
“Fancy Snow-woman” for Kristine, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

"Gothic Elvis Snowman" for Michelle, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

“Gothic Elvis Snowman” for Michelle, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

"French Teddybear" for Gina, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
“French Teddybear” for Gina, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012

I love to make art to give away, but I also like recording the results. My hope for this post is that these photos of the collages make you smile!

"Abstract Wiseman" for Stewart, Collage by Catherine Raine 2012
“Abstract Wiseman” for Stewart, Collage by Catherine Raine 2012

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